Scaling Up, Scaling Down: State Rescaling Along the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor


The Indian national and state governments are actively building policies that target urban regions as potential drivers of economic growth. The government has begun to frame specific types of industrial and economic development policies that have led to emergence of different urban forms. These include the development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (INMZs), and new towns in and around existing urban regions that focus on specific types of industrial and economic activities. Perhaps one of the most ambitious strategies is the push to develop industrial corridors between major Indian cities, which the national government has embraced as a key development strategy.